Learn about Bedside Cabinets

Small cupboards, usually square or rectangular though sometimes round, designed to stand one on either side of a bed. They have been made since the 18th century, but true pairs are very difficult to find. In a genuine pair, the doors should be hinged on different sides, so that the cupboard opened away from the bedside. Small chests of drawers were also made as bedside pieces. Pairs of French bedside cupboards are much more common than English or Australian pairs, which even when part of a bedroom suite, were only made as singles. Most Victorian or Edwardian pairs of bedside cupboards that come on to the market, have been made up from the pedestals of pedestal dressing tables of the period, but due to demand the fact that they are not original does not diminish their value.

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A cherrywood bedside table, later 19th century, having a low gallery, an open compartment below a shallow drawer, with a shaped apron and sabre legs, height 68 cm, width 42 cm, depth 33 cm

Pot cupboard. Victorian c1880, burr walnut, single door, fitted with shelf, height 74 cm

A pair of inlaid kingwood Louis XVI style bedside tables, late 19th to early 20th century, the tables inlaid to the top with an arrangement of instruments in blonde timbers above three small drawers with bordered floral inlay, similarly decorated to the si

A Victorian inlaid walnut bedside cabinet, 19th century, of classical inspiration with a tabernacle style arched back above a burr walnut top with feather and cross-banding and boxwood stringing, with a restrained geometric knot design to the canted corner

Pair of mahogany four drawer bedside cabinets - 19th century

A late 19th century Continental fruitwood bedside cabinet, plain, almost square section with thumbnail moulded top, panelled sides and back, a single drawer above a panelled cupboard door with shaped apron between the front feet. 45 cm x 40 cm x 97 cm

A pair of Florentine bedside tables, 19th century, hand painted wood, depicting arabesque. Width 48 cm

A pair of French Louis XV style bedside cabinets with ormolu mounts and black marble tops, late 19th century, 110 cm high, 52 cm wide, 37 cm deep

A pair of antique 19th century Australian colonial Huon pine bedside cupboards with brushing slides. 77.5 cm high, 40 cm wide, 40 cm deep

A fine mahogany and marble Louis XVI bedside table, later 19th century, the oval table with a mottled beige inset marble top, a small single drawer with a recessed panel above a conforming white porcelain lined cupboard, and raised upon long slender and ta

A pair of Victorian flame mahogany bedside cabinets, second half 19th century, the pillar style bedside cabinets, with four cockbeaded drawers each with pairs of timber knop pull handles, the top drawers with brass locks, raised on slightly extended plinth

A kingwood and mixed timber commode in the Louis XV manner, late 19th century to early 20th century, the bombe commode having a richly mottled brown red and grey serpentine marble top above two drawers with a striking sunburst feather banded parquetry desi

A pair of Victorian bedside cabinets, second half 19th century, the slender pedestal form cabinets each having a thumbnail edge top above a single long cupboard door with curved edges and an arched fielded panel, opening to a bank of four drawers with roco

A pair of French mahogany and gilt bronze bedside cabinets, later 19th century, in the Louis XVI manner, the lunette shaped cabinets each having green and white flecked marble tops with fold down flaps, with three framed drawers with laurel wreath ring han

Pair of French bedside cabinets late 19th century with rouge marble tops and ormolu mounts (2). Height 70 cm. Provenance: purchased from Howell & Howell

Victorian English mahogany night stand, with gallery tray glazed top, 50.5 cm wide, 55 cm deep, 73 cm high

A French oak bedside table in the Louis XIII manner, late 19th century, the table with an inset white marble top with a shallow drawer and a panelled cupboard with a relief carved scroll and floral motif, raised on barley twist legs to a stepped base and b

Antique mid 19th century English mahogany step commode, with tooled green leather inset steps, standing on turned legs, approx 66 cm high, 45 cm wide, 72 cm deep

A Victorian walnut bedside cabinet, 19th century, of simple rectangular form with curved edges, a raised shaped low back and a single arch panelled door over a plinth base. Height 81 cm. Width 38.5 cm. Depth 35 cm

A Victorian oak bedside cabinet, in quarter-cut oak crossbanded to the top, panelled to the door with flamed veneered timber framed by a reed of Tunbridge ribbon inlay and with further figured timber inlays to the canted corners and plinth base. 40 cm x 35

A Victorian walnut bedside cabinet, 19th century, in rich tones with good figuration, having a stepped extended top with rounded corners above a single panelled door with moulded framing and decorative cross banding, a turned knob handle and raised on a co

Antique early 19th century rustic French bedside cabinet

A 19th century French oak bedside cabinet with marble top & interior

Victorian burr walnut pot cupboard with single panel door on box base

A 19th century French mahogany bedside table with marble top and internal marble shelf

Victorian mahogany column bedside cabinet with single door and marble top. Approx 71 cm high, 37 cm diameter

Pair 19th century Louis XV style bedside tables. Marble topped, bombe shape, each containing three drawers. (veneer losses). Height 65 cm. Width 55 cm. Diameter 36 cm. (each)

A pair of French burr elm 19th century bedside cabinets, each with a marble top, above a door with satinwood banding on turned legs with under shelf. 88 cm high, 48 cm wide, 38 cm deep

A late 19th century Louis XVI style mahogany and brass banded three drawer marble top commode

A late 19th century walnut bedside cupboard with a frieze drawer above a panel door. 80 cm high, 43 cm wide, 33 cm deep

A Victorian mahogany bedside cabinet with three-quarter gallery and panel door; on turned legs. Height 84 cm. Width 44.5 cm

Victorian walnut pot cabinet with one drawer and one door, 39 cm wide, 77 cm high

A good pair of Victorian burr walnut four drawer bedside cabinets one with light fading, 55 x 74 x 44.5 cm

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